30th SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
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The United Nations Human Rights Council held its 30th regular session from 14 September to 2nd October 2015. H.E Ambassador Joachim Rucker, President of the Human Rights Council, in his opening remarks stressed on the importance of Civil Society in the United Nations Human Rights Council.
H.E Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner in his statement expressed his concerns about the International Community’s failure to address the situation in Syria and other areas in the conflict. He thanked countries for their commendable work in hosting refugees and likewise called upon all States to fully commit to the Human Rights recommendation by the United Nations Mechanism. H.E Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein stated that, the abuses by ISIL remain a serious concern, and we urge in the strongest possible term an immediate end to the devastating obstruction of humanitarian aid to the people of Syria and Yemen.
Mangala Samaraweera-Foreign Miniser of Sri-Lanka, Roberto Campa-Undersecretary for human rights, Ministry of the Interior of Mexico and Hugo Swire-Minister of State in the Foreign Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom also delivered their statements in the opening of the 30th Session of the Human Rights Council. In the General Debate, Delegations expressed their concerns about migration and refugee crisis that has confronted the world with failure in ensuring the realization of the human rights.
AFGHAN YOUTH ART EXHIBITION
- Category: Mission Afghanistan UNOG
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On 7th October 2015, Norwegian Refugee Council organized a photo exhibition, showcasing the artwork of displaced Afghan children and youth. The Norwegian Refugee Council through the partnership with CREART initiated an Art therapy project for Afghan displaced youth in Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan.
Mr. Azizullah Omar, Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy and Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations in his remarks at the inauguration of the exhibition acknowledged the magnificent initiation of the NRC. He added that, portraits help the children to explore their personal identity and express their prospective. He likewise thanked the organizer not only for showcasing the artwork and their amazing stories, but valued the techniques that encouraged children to visualize their dreams and desire for their future.
THE AFGHAN PORTFOLIO OF PROJECTS
- Category: Humanitarian
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On 7th October 2015, in the course of the UNHCR ExCom, Afghanistan Delegation led by H.E Minister Balkhi launched its Portfolio of Projects. Over the past three years, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan together with UNHCR have co-led efforts to translate the strategy into tangible projects, to facilitate voluntary repatriation of Afghan Refugees mainly target needs target needs related to education and skills and livelihood development.
H.E Minister Balkhi in his statement stated that, The National Unity Government of Afghanistan has a strong commitment towards welcoming Afghans home and established enchanted mechanism for the coordination of return and reintegration of Afghan refugees back to Afghanistan. In a statement issued during UNHCR's 66th meeting of ExCom, member States pledged support to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to create the conditions necessary for Afghan refugees to go back home and reintegrate.
Member States acknowledged the need for a regional approach towards identifying and implementing lasting solution for the Afghan refugees. The States also reaffirmed support for the Solution Strategy for Afghan Refugee to Support Voluntary Repatriation, Sustainable Reintegration and Assistance to Host Countries (SSAR).